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Emergency Gas and Water Shutoff Tool

  • Use as a water and gas main shut-off key or opening meter covers
  • Rubber grip offers added padding and comfort
  • Great for use as a meter cover tool
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Product Overview

This Orbit Emergency Gas and Water Shut-Off Tool can be utilized as a meter cover tool, water and gas main shut-off key or a pick for prying meter covers open. Featuring a rubberized grip for comfort, this tool is a versatile implement for sprinkler and irrigation systems.
  • Use as a meter cover tool, water and gas main shut-off key or a pick for prying meter covers open
  • Opens standard and texas meter covers
  • Shuts-off gas and water mains
  • Use as star wrench for water main cover
  • Rubberized comfort grip
  • California residents

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1
Product Height (in.)
14.75
Product Width (in.)
8.25

Details

Color Family
Yellows / Golds
Irrigation System Component
Irrigation Tool
Irrigation Tool Type
Emergency Shutoff Tool
Material
Metal
Pack Size
1
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
None

Questions & Answers

10Questions20Answers

how long is the tool

Asked by robo September 30, 2020
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What is the back (left on picture above) thing used gor?

Asked by girtz April 7, 2020
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Various meter box locking lids used a slot, or in this case a not-so-straight key slot to lock the lid; many today just use the not-so-even five-sided bolt to lock the lids. When all else fails to turn the water off to a house, most jump to the meter; some home's yard watering systems tap the line between the meter and the house, so secure the home does nothing for the yard watering manifold.

What is the torque pressure in poundage?

Asked by Lindygal September 7, 2019
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Torque pressure in pounds, or newtons, is measured when tightening a nut or bolt; usually enough to keep the nut or bolt from coming undone and stopping before either breaks or sheers. This tool does not measure torque. Most Gas and Water line valves are 90-degree turns; usually the valve's stem is parallel to the line if open, across the line if closed (think of it as a gate), and is usually (if well maintained) as easy to turn as most bathroom door knobs. If you're asking about required tightness of a water, gas or other type of valve (beyond the above) you need to refer to that particular valve's manufacturer. If you're asking what the breaking strength of this tool is, go to the manufacturer's website; hint: if you broke this wrench trying to close a valve, either the valve is broken or already closed.

Is this tool spark resistant?

Asked by Gatorstu March 16, 2018
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Contact manufacturer Orbit. It is marketed as a gas valve safety tool though, made of a "non-sparking alloy" and rubber, per Orbit's website.

What are the inside dimensions of the Rectagular opening in the middle of the wrench? [I want to...

Asked by EdtheEngineer November 18, 2017
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Answer

Ed, that opening is 2.125 inches wide and 0.625 inches tall.

Will it turn a fireplace shutoff?a square shutoff

Asked by Don November 28, 2016
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Usually you'll desire a square socket wrench or key for the gas valve, fitting either a 1/4" or 5/16" gas valve stem. Check gas valve areas or residential gas fireplace accessories.

Will this tool work on a size 8 commercial meter?

Asked by Shelly October 16, 2014
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Answer

Not sure what a size 8 meter is, but this will work with standard and Texas meter covers.

will this tool open up the cover on the payment to get down to the shutoff. Needs a special key, Sometimes attatched to the shutoff.

Asked by bucky October 2, 2014
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Go to your local plumbing supply store; most such stores carry supplies used locally. Keys have to fit locks, some locks are odd shaped bolts, some are switch-like under the lid. Or call your utility company to come out.

Can this tool turn off the main gas line outside or in the basement

Asked by bebe November 2, 2012
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Yes. The slot for the gas was a little big for my gas meter, but it still works.

Details of product

Asked by Badbug2000 June 11, 2012
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Yes, the tool has the appropriate water shutoff valve connector to shut off near the sidewalk. Just make sure that you can reach the valve on the water pipe (in the sidewalk hole) because sometimes an extension is necessary to reach the valve from the top of the hole. Water main service people have such an extension tool but most homeowners do not and this tool may not be long enough.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.5
    out of 62 reviews
  • 40% recommend this product
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Breaks with torque needed to turn gas shutoff valve
I purchased this at Home Depot. I finally tried using it it for the first time to shut off gas and it broke! Either cheap metal or bad batch? Past return window so wasted money. Due to this I do not recommend it.
by MG
3 people found this helpful
Item is made of cheap pot metal and broke when I used it to open a stuck valve. Not worth the money.
Item is made of cheap pot metal and broke when I used it to open a stuck valve. Not worth the money.
by eddard
Response from OrbitIrrigationMar 7, 2018
Thank you for the feedback. Please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we'd be happy to do all we can to help. OrbitIrrigation
12 people found this helpful
Tool was very flimsy. Broke on 2nd use. Do not purchase. Great idea, but poor quality.
Tool was very flimsy. Broke on 2nd use. Do not purchase. Great idea, but poor quality.
by Bill
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by LUPE
This product is made very cheap. Went to use the first time and broke.
This product is made very cheap. Went to use the first time and broke.
by Frustrated
One tool for a number of emergency’s. Great...
One tool for a number of emergency’s. Great price for a solid tool.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Very handy tool. Yes I know I can lie on...
Very handy tool. Yes I know I can lie on my belly and use channel lock pliers to shut off the water but this tool makes it much easier.
by JimR
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
It gets the job done, fits a little loose around...
It gets the job done, fits a little loose around the shut off valve but I'm still able to turn it and shut it off and on.
by RafaV
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